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  1. Another often heard fantasy. The tips are not pooled on MSC or most other lines either. Sometimes bartenders might pool together by temporary agreement.
  2. Perhaps you missed the OP’s original statement. He states he is paying for 2 people. His question is valid. We know the answer will be no...but he does have the right to ask the Concierge.
  3. OP states that/she is paying for two people. If that is the case then I would pose the case to the Concierge for a final ruling. It never hurts to ask.
  4. This is a great question. You are paying for a second person. You might be able to present your case to the Concierge...
  5. Dear Pettums, SHHHHHH😉 You do realize that the execs from MSC read these posts religiously. While all of us who are YC aficionados know what you are saying is true...why wave the red flag in front of the bull?? Mums the word...or should I say, Mumms the word??😋
  6. Quite a few negative reviews center around pax who find themselves out of their comfort zones of Carnival, NCL, etc. They were expecting those experiences and got something that was not similar. There are also those pax who have one problem and it affects everything else about their cruise. Rest assured those people are extremely vocal. What you are not hearing are the thousands of others who took the same cruise and had a great time but just do not report it here on CC. Bottom line: Take the harsh comments with a grain of salt. Go on your cruise and let us know what you think. Chances are you will have a great time.
  7. Preziosa is a Fantasia Class ship...really beautiful and it has the YC. Keep checking and you’ll find an available YC cabin eventually. Reservations are dropped everyday.
  8. It all depends what ship you are looking at. Some MSC ships do not have the Yacht Club. With MSC you get what you pay for. The Fantastica experience is a good value for what you pay. Don’t expect it to be like RCI...it is different...more European. The Yacht Club blows everything away...better than RCI...better than the other MCI experiences. What ship are you looking at?
  9. The Yacht Club is a separate part of the ship. It is a private enclave on the top decks forward and it is an experience as well. You have Bella, Fantastica, Aurea and Yacht Club experiences on most MSC ships.
  10. Dear Rat, Are you sure this isn’t like a Henny Youngman retirement performance???
  11. Why not take your time and enjoy the entire YC experience. It drives me nuts when I hear of YC pax arriving at 10:00 AM trying to storm the tent. Usually they end up waiting for the butlers to set up and are then rushed through to board the ship. Try arriving around 11:00 - 11:30 AM and go through without rushing...sit in the lounge for a few minutes and have a glass of Prosecco and relax. The YC is all about receiving the service as planned...and not trying to be the first to board.
  12. Hi Rat, The way you tip you are going to need the OBC’s!! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you Rattan and to all of you on this thread! CGT
  13. That’s the beauty of grilling...uses very little butter...one pat for two halves. Then put a weight on top...like a tea kettle. 🙂
  14. I’m moving in! Please pass the popcorn and pour the claret!
  15. Ahhh...Chateau Thames Embankment...superb! How we miss Leo McKern. Give me an English muffin grilled with butter...just as good as a crumpet.
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